by: Ryan Young Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.,None - A local grandmother said she is grateful that her granddaughters are safe after they fought off a man who tried to attack one of the girls as they walked to school.
"This guy came up behind then. He was walking slow behind them and he grabbed my oldest granddaughter," Lumpkin told Channel 2's Ryan Young.
"The other girl jumped on his back and her sister said,
Police are now looking for the man, described as a young, skinny black male with dreaded hair. He was reportedly wearing an Army jacket, jeans and sneakers at the time of the incident, Young said.
DeKalb County schools have sent a letter to parents to warn them of the attack.
"Very scary. You never know what could happen," Lumpkin said. "If your child is not ready and prepared, you may not see them again."